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HB 1870: Prohibiting Certificate of Need for Partnerships Among Washington State Hospitals

Representatives Joe Schmick and Eileen Cody have introduced a bill that would prohibit the Department of Health from giving a Certificate of Need (CN) for a purchase, sale, or lease... Read More >>

Weekly Report for February 12, 2015 – Progress in the Legislature

We knew this was going to be a tough and busy legislative session, and we have not been disappointed. We are proactively developing and advocating for more bills than ever... Read More >>

Deadline Approaches for the Medicaid Quality Incentive

Deadline Approaches for the Medicaid Quality Incentive February 15, 2015 is the deadline for the data submission for PPS hospitals to qualify for increased payments through the Medicaid Quality Incentive... Read More >>

Wellness Trust – HB 1946

HB 1946, sponsored by Rep. Laurie Jinkins, would tax hospitals at 6 percent of revenue to fund a “Wellness Trust.” The trust would be used to fund local public health... Read More >>

Weekly Report for February 5, 2015 – A New View of Health Care

Our Board of Trustees has set for WSHA a tremendous challenge in our strategic plan: Lead the transformation of health care in collaboration with key partners to improve the health... Read More >>

Key Boarding Bills Being Heard

On Friday, two bills were added to the Senate schedule related to last year’s state Supreme Court decision to end the practice of psychiatric boarding.   We support SB 5645,... Read More >>

Update on Outreach and Enrollment

This year’s open enrollment period will close on February 15, 2015. While Medicaid-eligible patients will still be able to use www.wahealthplanfinder.org to enroll in AppleHealth, most of the people enrolling in commercial insurance will lose their opportunity until the next open enrollment period.... Read More >>

Court Victory May Impact Medicaid DSH Payments

Court Victory May Impact Medicaid DSH Payments A recent court victory by Seattle Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital may significantly impact how Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments are... Read More >>

Weekly Report for January 29, 2015 – The Right Care in the Right Place at the Right Time

It’s been almost three years since WSHA, Washington State Health Care Authority, Washington State Medical Association and Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians took on the challenge... Read More >>

Coalition of hospitals, physicians and Health Care Authority getting national attention

For several years the ER is for Emergencies coalition has been working to reduce preventable emergency room visits. This public-private partnership has not only improved utilization, quality of care and... Read More >>

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